As Josh commenced mowing the lawn and I commenced mowing the laundrey, the kids played for an hour or so..One of the games Ella likes to frequently play is "let's see what I can get away with" Now, understand here that Caleb is quite the understanding big brother when it comes to this game, but like everything else, there will be a day when Ella is not considered a baby, and still learning the basics, such as sharing... As you can see in the above picture, Ella loves Sammy and everyone who knows Sammy.. knows that Sammy is Caleb's and ALWAYS has been.. that is until today...
Ella was eager to see the selection and overwhelmed at the same time...but after careful consideration and LOTS of trial hugs, she chose a scruffy doggie..
After testing all the heart sounds, songs and lullabyes that can be installed in your custom bear, she decided against that.. a cloth heart and some fluff will do..So she waited patiently by the fluff machine until it was her tun to fill her bear..daddy helped her step on the pedal..
Once her bear was full, the heart was rubbed on Ella's heart for "a heart full of love", her eyes for "eyes that will always watch over her", her knees for "a lovely new friend that will always need her", and her mouth for "a lifetime of sweet kisses and words"..she carefully placed her checkered heart inside her doggie..
The final touches were placed on the little doggie as daddy purchased one additional accessory, Ella was sure to love.. a pair of pink "pretties" tied snugly around each one of her new furry friend's ears..